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Home Selling in Lynn : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 6, 2017
Maricris A answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:


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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Is your home listed for sale with a Realtor? If so, your agent should upload the photos. Or are you listing it FSBO? If you are, then you'll need to make the edits yourself.

I have a feeling, however, you're looking at the public records info. Sometimes those listings just use google street view photos and aren't necessarily accurate. If your home isn't for sale and you're looking at public records info, then I wouldn't worry about it! ... more
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Tue Aug 26, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
Misconduct, no as you had every right (and obligation) to read the papers you were signing. That said I have publicly stated for many years that neither Buyer or Seller should ever permit one agent to represent both sides in a single transaction (Here in North Carolina this is referred to as Dual Agency but different states have different names for this.) While this is perfectly legal in every state (Shame on every states Real Estate Commission for permitting this) It's absolutely unethical and clearly presents a conflict of interest. While it's legal here, I will never do this and won't allow anyone on my team to do it either even though the company I work for has no issue with it. For more on this subject see the link below. ... more
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Gene Clements answered:
At some point the bank will ask that all rents be turned over to them. It is in the mortgage documents signed at the closing when the owner bought the property.
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Thu Sep 22, 2011
Karriem Cherry answered:
Hello MC,

One of the first things you want to do is look in Trulia and compare your home to others in the area and on market. A few things you want to think about when setting up your asking price, 1. Old school saying (Location,Location,Location) Your location in Lynn. Are you in East Lynn 01905 or West Lynn 01902, Because this is a factor for your buyer. 2. Number of bedrooms, 2-3 Bedrooms is pretty desirable right now, 3. Is there any yard space for parking and for kids. So MC, if you feel you have those 3 things in your favor your next step is to
reach out to a real estate agent and get a more detailed look at the market.
P.S. Winter time is not great time to list house... Feel free to contact me for more info


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Sat Sep 3, 2011
Mikel DeFrancesco answered:
Hi Jmad,

There is no " average " commission rate. Each broker sets their own rate.. but although they tend to be similar for full service brokerages, there is no set or implied rate to charge. Interview a few brokers.... choose them on their experience, marketing and results. There is a persistent and false impression that many home buyers have that no matter who markets and sells a home the value will be the exact same. Real Estate is like any other business there are good, bad and Great practitioners and the difference can be tens of thousands of dollars in a market like MA. The best broker and marketing plan will net you the most $ in your pocket, even if they ( because of their intense marketing ) cost a half a percent more. Choose wisely!

There is no grace period for changing your mind unless you and the broker agree to one and write it into the contract. But keep in mind.. a truly exceptional marketing plan may cost hundreds or thousands of dollars... would you want, in your job, to spend say $1,000 with no guarantee that you ever get paid? That is what Realtors are asked to do daily. Wait until you are 100% commited to selling and do it... with the right agent.
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Tue Mar 15, 2011
Justin Ruzicka answered:
I would think that the "selling" season for MA would be spring summer when people are planning the upcoming year for school choices, travel routes for work, ect.

Here is a blog on my opinion that we are back to a Normal Real Estate Market

Best of luck to you.
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Gene Clements answered:
I belong to this investment group.
Massachusetts Real Estate Investors Association (MREIA)
Contact: Mike Hurney
Telephone: (781) 631-8018
When: Last Tuesday of the Month 7:00pm
Where: Peabody Marriott Hotel, Peabody
You can come to any meting and meet investors of all levels. You can also meet mortgage brokers and attorneys who work with investors. As for agents you can call me anytime. I have been a ladnlord for for 15 years and have been investing in real estate even longer. A good deal of my clients are investors. I hope this helps.
Best, Gene
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Sun Jan 3, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Dan- I hear your frustration, but don't think there's much anyone can "do" about it. Other than the condo owners need to pay their monthly HOA fees. Its as simple as that, and obviously many strapped owners have skirted on their condo fees. That's the bottom line. Then the association can't pay their bills that they are under contract to pay.
Condos will be ugly in 2010- no doubt about it. Full project review come February for Fannie/ Freddie. Being on the approved FHA condo list will not be good enough.
If I can be of any help, please let me know. Thanks,

Ken L.
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